Spain's constitutional court cancels Catalonia declaration of independence

By The European Union Times

Spain’s Constitutional Court has overturned Catalonia’s declaration of independence, announced by the region’s government on Friday, the court spokeswoman said.

The news came as deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was giving a speech in Brussels, his first since Madrid filed charges against him and he fled to Belgium. Earlier the Spanish attorney general filed a lawsuit against the secessionist leaders over their push for independence.

Speaking to journalists in advance of his speech, Puigdemont said: “I’m not here to ask for political asylum.”

The former leader said that he and his government were denouncing “the polarization of the Spanish justice system” and wanted [READ MORE HERE]

Source: EU Times

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